KNICKS RUMORS & GOSSIP

The other surgery behind NBA’s fears over Knicks’ Tony Wroten

There’s a potent reason 6-foot-6 Knicks point guard Tony Wroten was deemed a big risk by other teams after the 76ers cut him in late December. According to a longtime mentor from Seattle, Wroten’s rehab from 2015 ACL right-knee surgery was not his first one. Will Conroy, the University of Washington assistant who was on...
Via New York Post
2 hours ago

Hubie Brown talks Jeff Hornacek and we listen because it's Hubie

Hubie knows all and sees all! Knicks beat writers have been interviewing a metric crap-ton of people on their opinion of Jeff Hornacek, some of them knowledgeable, others not so much. We here at P&T have chosen to ignore roughly 99% of these articles ... until Tuesday, when Marc Berman stumbled upon one of the few people on Earth whose opinion we want on the Knicks' next coach...
Via Posting and Toasting
8 hours ago

New York Knicks Work Out NBA Draft Prospect Sterling Gibbs

The New York Knicks worked out 2016 NBA Draft prospect Sterling Gibbs. What does the former Connecticut Huskies and Seton Hall Pirates star have to offer? The New York Knicks are reportedly interested in purchasing a 2016 NBA Draft pick. Thus, it comes as no surprise that, with the annual selection process looming, the Knicks […] New York Knicks Work Out NBA Draft Prospect Sterling...
Via Daily Knicks
9 hours ago

Knicks expected to pursue Kevin Durant in free agency, report says

Can the Knicks land the Oklahoma City Thunder star? As soon as the final seconds ticked off the clock in Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals on Monday night, the offseason started for Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant. With another disappointing playoff exit in the books, Durant could be heading for free agency and away from the...
Via NJ.com
11 hours ago

Kristaps Porzingis: No. 1 Goal To Win A Ring With Knicks

When asked to outline his goals as a member of the New York Knicks, Kristaps Porzingis quickly listed his No. 1 priority: winning an NBA championship. Despite having just completed his rookie season, New York Knicks phenom Kristaps Porzingis is already captivating the masses. That ranges beyond what he’s done on the court and enters the realm of his mental […] Kristaps Porzingis...
Via Daily Knicks
11 hours ago

No, Phil Jackson isn’t going to leave the Knicks for the Lakers

For the longest time, rumors have been swirling that Phil Jackson would take the first chance that he got to go back to Los Angeles to rejoin the Lakers. But that’s often just been a fantasy for many, in hopes of digging the Lakers out of their biggest hole in franchise history. Jackson’s fiancée and Lakers co-owner, Jeanie Buss, put those rumors to rest on Monday in an appearance...
Via The Comeback
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Knicks coach: Jeff Hornacek can only fix so much

Hubie Brown says the Knicks may need more than just a solid head coach to turn around their fortunes next season. Brown, ESPN Radio analyst who will work the NBA Finals, believes the surprising hiring of Hornacek will bring “accountability” and a potentially more exciting offense to the Knicks. But the club needs roster upgrades...
Via New York Post
21 hours ago

Jeanie Buss: Phil Jackson committed to Knicks

Despite the persistent rumors linking Phil Jackson to a Lakers return, his fiancée says it’s not on the table. Lakers co-owner Jeanie Buss appeared on ESPN Radio Monday morning and was asked by Ramona Shelburne if there was a chance that the legendary former coach would ever return to Los Angeles in any role. “No,” Buss said. “To visit, yes, but in terms of basketball...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jeanie Buss: Phil Jackson is "committed to New York for many years"

You mean he's not riding a motorcycle to L.A. even as we speak? One of the heavyweights of L.A. sports journalism, Ramona Shelburne sat down with Lakers executive (and Phil Jackson life partner) Jeanie Buss on Monday morning. As always, the conversation turned to the Zen Master, and his possible (eventual?) return to the City of Angels. Ms. Buss was having none of it. "No," Buss...
Via Posting and Toasting
1 day ago

Is Jeff Hornacek the Right Hire for the New York Knicks?

The New York Knicks have ended its head coaching search with the reported hire of former Phoenix Suns head coach Jeff Hornacek. This is a mildly surprising hire by Phil Jackson as he is hiring a coach who is not a prime candidate to run his triangle offense. Hornacek is an intriguing hire by the Knicks as his Suns teams declined in the win category each of the last three seasons...
Via The Sports Journal
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Oh Yeah...1985 - The Fix is In for the Knicks?

Rumors fly that NBA Commissioner David Stern fixed the 1985 NBA Draft Lottery so that the New York Knicks would get Patrick Ewing.
Via SNY
8 days ago  |  Discuss

What If Karl Malone was Traded to the Knicks?

This article was originally published on Pick and Popovich on May 17, 2016. Every Wednesday, Pick and Popovich will dive down the rabbit hole and explore a different NBA “What if.” The only rule is that the scenario must come from a place that is somewhat realistic and grounded in at least somewhat believable rumor or hearsay. Otherwise, anything goes. Two superstars grow increasingly...
Via The Sports Post
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Carmelo had no input in Knicks' coaching search

If keeping Carmelo Anthony happy was a reason behind the Knicks’ hiring of Jeff Hornacek as coach, it seems to be working. Anthony told New York’s WABC on Saturday that, while he wasn’t consulted on the hire, he was looking forward to playing in Hornacek’s system. “I played against him a couple times when he was the head coach out there in Phoenix,” Anthony said, via...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The New Coach In New York

While it has yet to be confirmed, sources report that the New York Knicks are finally closing in on finding their new head coach. Assuming that contract negotiations run smoothly within the next few days, former Phoenix Suns head coach Jeff Hornacek will take over as the 11th head coach for the New York Knicks since the start of the new millennium. Knicks' President Phil...
Via The Sports Quotient
9 days ago  |  Discuss

New Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek will not be forced to run triangle

Phil Jackson has apparently relented on his triangle offense directives. According to ESPN’s Ian Begley, sources close to the Knicks believe that new coach Jeff Hornacek will not be forced to run Jackson’s preferred triangle offense, and will instead be given the freedom to install his own offensive system. This, as Begley notes, comes as a surprise, though there have been...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Hornacek Heading to the Big Apple

Pen has not been put to paper just yet in New York, but all signs point to Phil Jackson and the New York Knicks making Jeff Hornacek their new head coach. With a host of candidates interviewed and Jackson’s preferences mostly kept under wraps, Hornacek’s hiring came as a relative surprise to most, but it also might just work for New York. David Blatt, Kurt Rambis, and Frank...
Via The Lottery Mafia
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Hornacek Hired As New York Knicks Head Coach

After what was a dismal two and a half years in Phoenix, Jeff Hornacek was let go as the head coach of the Suns. They had a team that was stuck in the middle of rebuilding and went from season one of his tenure in 2013 at 48-34 to being let go in season three at 14-35. This team was horrific at defense throughout the season averaging opponents to score 107.5 points per game, 28th...
Via The Sports Journal
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Hornacek and the NBA coaching carousel: so many plot twists

The arrival of Jeff Hornacek as the new head coach of the New York Knicks certainly qualifies as a surprise relative to expectations… and hopes. Any Knicks fan who had become resigned to the idea that Kurt Rambis would be the permanent head coach in New York is happy in the wake of this development. On the other hand, any Knicks fan who had fervently hoped that Phil Jackson would...
Via Crossover Chronicles
12 days ago  |  Discuss

NY Daily News reacts to Knicks’ hiring of Jeff Hornacek in typical fashion (pic)

The New York Knicks reportedly are closing in on hiring Jeff Hornacek. A photo surfaced of Knicks president Phil Jackson, general manager Steve Mills and Hornacek leaving a dinner meeting, an image — along with Hornacek’s potentially pun-tastic name — evidently proved to be an intoxicating combination for the wisenheimer headline writers at the New York Daily News. In a bit...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Jackson acknowledges modern NBA with Hornaceck hire

So maybe Phil Jackson isn’t as nuts and out of touch as we all thought. It’s not that naming Jeff Hornacek the New York Knicks’ new head coach — which the team is on the verge of doing, as first reported by Bleacher Report’s Howard Beck — is a particularly brilliant or inspiring move. Hornacek is a solid candidate with fine credentials (including a runner-up finish...
Via The Comeback
12 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Report: New York Knicks hire Jeff Hornacek

Frank Isola of the New York Daily News calls into SNY to discuss the report of the New York Knicks hiring former Phoenix Suns boss Jeff Hornacek as their new head coach.
Via SNY
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jeff Hornacek is the New York Knicks’ next head coach

Phil Jackson apparently has found his man in Jeff Hornacek. The former Phoenix Suns head man will be the next head coach of the New York Knicks, according to Bleacher Report’s Howard Beck. Breaking: Knicks will hire Jeff Hornacek as head coach, per NBA source. — Howard Beck (@HowardBeck) May 18, 2016 Hornacek was 101-112 in three seasons with the Suns before being fired...
Via The Comeback
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Knicks have interviewed Jeff Hornacek

The New York Knicks’ coaching search recently added another name to be considered. ESPN’s Marc Stein reported Monday that the Knicks interviewed former Phoenix Suns coach Jeff Hornacek for their coaching vacancy, bringing the total of known candidates to four. The Knicks, league sources say, have interviewed Jeff Hornacek for their coaching job along with Kurt Rambis, David...
Via The Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Carmelo may seek trade if Knicks keep Kurt Rambis

Carmelo Anthony frequently has made it clear he wants to play a role in deciding who the New York Knicks hire as head coach. According to one NBA insider, if the team goes in the expected direction of removing the interim label on Kurt Rambis, Anthony finally may be willing to waive his no-trade clause and move on from New York. “If they hire Rambis, I think that is telling...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Carmelo talks next Knicks coach, wants say in decision

Carmelo Anthony wants to help decide who gets to coach the New York Knicks next. After a disappointing season first better than expected thanks to a flirtation with a playoff appearance, the Knicks and Anthony enter a critical time in their relationship this summer. Not only do the Knicks have to impress Anthony in free agency to show the team is committed to winning, they have...
Via The Sports Daily
27 days ago  |  Discuss
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